Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC): Someone who seeks the services of a CMPC may be looking for a performance boost, enhanced group dynamics, or improved stress management. CMPCs typically consult with athletes, teams, performers, military/tactical groups, and corporate executives to help them to perform their best using theories and [...]
As an athlete, you probably experienced moments of Flow or “being in the Zone.” As you transition from being an athlete into another career, you might wonder if you can ever experience Flow again? The answer is “Yes.” Learn more…
Changing careers can be stressful at any time in your life. As an athlete, when you athlete add a pandemic, a recession, and whatever skill deficit for today’s job market, your stress level may go through the roof. You can keep your stress under control by recognizing that career change is a process, it takes time, and it progresses in different stages.
Attention to elite level athletes' retirement experience started in the 1980s, and led to a series of developmental models and observations. It has increasingly become commonplace to find chapters on the subject in Sport Psychology textbooks, and applied clinicians working with athletes recognize the challenges that often accompany [...]
Transition. It can take months or years, but the challenges of transitioning out of sport are wide-ranging. These hardships are documented in several books, including Racing the Sunset by Scott Tinley the more recent Personal Next by Melinda Harrison, as well as documentaries including The Weight of Gold. Research [...]
Two overlapping time periods are key determinants for successful retirement from elite sport. The period of transition, which comes in the immediate aftermath of retiring begins when an athlete recognizes that his or her career as an elite athlete is over. Transition ends when he or she feels adjusted to a [...]